A Ravel Salon

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Maurice Ravel composed around 20 piano works ranging from short tributes to major suites. His piano writing was ambitious and original even though he himself was not a virtuoso. Roy Howat joins Sara Mohr-pietsch and Tom Service to talk about Ravel's piano compositions. He plays a couple of Ravel's miniatures and also talks about the five-movement suite Miroirs, which will be played in classic recordings by five different pianists, some of whom knew Ravel, including Jacques Février, Vlado Perlemuter and Robert Casadesus.